Plasma Potassium KPL

Method(s) Ion Selective Electrode
Specimen Required
Collect

One green (lithium heparin) top tube. Also acceptable: sodium heparin. Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours via centrifugation (light green) or aliquotting (dark green).

Transport 1 mL plasma at 2-8ºC.
Remarks

Plasma must be separated from cells within 2 hours.

Stability

Refrigerated: 7 days if separated from cells within 2 hours

Schedule Daily-24 hours per day
Billing Code 1010050
CPTCode 84132
Notes

Use KPL when plasma K is specifically requested in conjunction with or in place of serum K.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

3.6-5.2 mmol/L

No Appointment Necessary
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